The finishing gods must be rooting for me, for this is the second month in a row that I've not only finished the month's UFO, but have done it - gasp! - early. That's the surprising part - I am not particularly known for finishing things way before a deadline.
So let's have a look at Lorraine. This name stems from the name of one of the lines of American Jane fabrics used in the quilt; the other two are Savonnerie and Breath of Avignon. Of those three, doesn't Lorraine make the most sense for naming a quilt?
Lorraine's adventure began last June when I put together some blocks for a change of pace from commission sewing. I used precuts of Savonnerie (Charm Packs) and Lorraine (Jelly Rolls). I worked on the center of the quilt off and on through the summer and fall. It adorned my design wall for much of that time, thus providing a pleasant reminder of a finish I was eager to work on. But not too eager, apparently, because everything else kept taking precedence over it - somehow!
It made its way onto my UFO list for 2017. It needed just borders, and the task wouldn't be too difficult because I planned to use from my American Jane stash which diminishes my options. I'm running out! The inner border is from an older line called Breath of Avignon. I just didn't have the yardage of either Lorraine or Savonnerie. Then I used the leftovers of the jelly roll and charm pack to make a piano key outer border.
What are you finishing in your sewing room? I have one per month this year to do, and I'm right on target just 2 months in. I will do my best to maintain this rate - finishing things really feels good.
I'll be linking this finish to some other blogs that showcase finishes. Check out Fabric Frenzy Friday , Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop, and Finish It Up Friday for some awesome inspiration.
Happy Quilting, Friends!